This unit introduces the analysis and design of steel and steel-concrete composite structures. Topics include: wind loads, local buckling of thin steel plates, steel webs in shear and bearing, steel members under axial load and bending, steel connections, finite element analysis, plastic analysis of steel beams and frames, composite slabs, composite beams, and composite columns.
NEC2201 - Introduction to Structural Engineering Design
NEC3203 - Structural Engineering Design 1
|1.||Compute wind loads and provide professional recommendations for implementation in a variety of conditions;|
|2.||Design steel members under combined actions and steel connections;|
|3.||Analyse frames and trusses using finite element software;|
|4.||Use the plastic method to analyse steel beams and simple steel frames; and|
|5.||Design composite slabs, composite beams and composite columns.|
|Project||Design Project (Report maximum 35 A4 pages including design calculations and drawings)||25%|
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